Posts Tagged with "Wayzata"

Cargill Dead Set On Plantation Expansion; Orphaned Orangutan Calls on CEO Gregory Page in Wayzata, MN.

Monday, April 22, 2013

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Cargill Dead Set On Plantation Expansion; Orphaned Orangutan Calls on CEO Gregory Page in Wayzata, MN.

Meet Uttuh. She’s an orphaned Sumatran Orangutan who lost her forest home when it was destroyed for palm oil. Today she reached out to Cargill CEO Gregory Page at his headquarters in Wayzata, Minnesota for help. She’s got nowhere to go and hardly a limb to stand on. Uttuh’s treetop protest is just the latest [...]

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Free the Wayzata 3

Thursday, December 13, 2012

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Free the Wayzata 3

In what has become quite a local buzz, RAN just released a shocking video of police arresting a mother orangutan and her baby from a public bench in downtown Wayzata, Minnesota. To be perfectly clear, this mother orangutan, just like the hitch-hiking male orangutan that was arrested outside of Cargill’s HQ last week by private [...]

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BREAKING: Police Arrest Orangutans in Minnesota

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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BREAKING: Police Arrest Orangutans in Minnesota

In what has become an increasingly common sight in this upscale suburb of Minneapolis, homeless orangutans have once again been spotted protesting the agribusiness giant Cargill in locations across the Wayzata, MN region. This startling orangutan invasion escalated significantly yesterday when a mother and her baby were arrested by police in downtown Wayzata. Bystanders captured [...]

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Alert! Desperate Orangutans Spotted Panhandling in Minnesota

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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Alert! Desperate Orangutans Spotted Panhandling in Minnesota

A small population of homeless Sumatran orangutans has reportedly been panhandling near the headquarters of agribusiness giant Cargill on the outskirts of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It seems these distraught red apes have descended on the small, affluent town of Wayzata to protest what they say is the destruction of their rainforest habitat for palm oil by [...]

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Can You Arrest A Corporation?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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Can You Arrest A Corporation?

There are some who say that corporations are people. So can you arrest one? Well, we’re going to find out. Right now, corporations technically have the same First Amendment rights as real live people (as ruled by the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC two years ago). So shouldn’t we (real live people) [...]

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Cargill Losing Minnesota Community Support Over Rainforest Destruction

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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Cargill Losing Minnesota Community Support Over Rainforest Destruction

If a place exists where Cargill has spent the time and resources to look as proper as the front row of a church on Sunday, it’s in the wealthy Minnesota suburbs where the quiet giant is headquartered. Unfortunately for everyone else, Minnesota is also the only place (besides the Internet) where Cargill bothers to try [...]

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Red, White and Rainforest: Declare Independence from Deforestation

Monday, July 4, 2011

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Red, White and Rainforest: Declare Independence from Deforestation

Every 4th of July, the red, white and blue comes out in a big way in Wayzata, Minnesota, an affluent suburb of the Twin Cities. An annual pancake breakfast, bicycle parade, and day-long festivities are something people look forward to each year. Neighbors greet one another’s families as they gather to celebrate with their community. [...]

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RAN Invites 100 Cargill Employees to Born To Be Wild

Thursday, April 7, 2011

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RAN Invites 100 Cargill Employees to Born To Be Wild

On the eve of the global premier of Born To Be Wild, we sent this invitation to Cargill CEO Greg Page. We hope he and many of his Cargill employees will take us up on this generous offer! Dear Mr. Page and employees of Cargill, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) and Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) would [...]

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Orangutans Visit Cargill Hometown for July 4

Monday, July 6, 2009

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Four RAN activists, two dressed in orangutan costumes,  spoke to hundreds of neighbors at a fourth of July celebration in Wayzata, Minnesota to call attention to Cargill’s role in rainforest destruction.  Cargill, one of the world’s largest privately-held companies, is also the largest importer of palm oil in the U.S.  Palm oil is the leading [...]

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